A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of the New Education Policy.
New Education Policy (NEP) is the one drawn up in the year 2020. It replaces the previously existing one from 1986 for better quality of education as deemed by the Government of India. The Chairman of the New Education Policy is Dr K. Kasturirangan, former chief of the Indian Space Research Organization and former chairman of the University Grants Commission.
Predominantly, the New National Educational Policy focuses on 5 main pillars. They are Access, Equity, Quality, Affordability and Accountability.
Yet another important aspect is the introduction of the 5 + 3 + 3 + 4 design in the existing education system. According to the protocol released by the government, this design includes “Foundational Stage till Grade 2), Preparatory Stage (Grades 3-5), Middle Stage (Grades 6-8), and Secondary Stage (Grades 9-12 in two phases, i.e, 9th and 10th; 11th and 12th.)